Meet Virginia and the 12 of Us

by Mona Disabato



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 27/07/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781438997568

About the Book

This book is a true story about Virginia Jo Broughton. Her life was roller coaster of adversity and heartbreak. An alcoholic, abusive husband, who was often gone left Virginia to nurture and provide for their twelve children. From ice cream made with snow to walking however far it might be to support her children in their endeavors, her love and dedication shined brightly. “If the sun doesn't shine tomorrow, you will not do without,” Virginia told them. Virginia's strength of character, abundance of love, and optimistic outlook on life, created a shield of love for her children. This book shows love creates a lifetime of precious memories and no matter the obstacle, love can guide you through anything. Virginia always hoped to write her story to inspire those who might be struggling, a goal not to be accomplished in her lifetime. Her daughter, Mona Rae Disabato, through a compilation of letters, excerpts from Mona's journal to her mother, and memories from Virginia's twelve children has fulfilled her mother's dream. “The pain my father put her through all the years they were together showed in her eyes. I will never forget the abuse that did not stop from him. I will also never forget all the ways she showed my brothers, sisters, and I how much she loved us and her wonderful outlook on life,” states author, Mona Rae Disabato.

About the Author

My name is Mona Rae Disabato. I was born on September 2nd at Roseland Community Hospital in Chicago during the 1950's. A Labor Day baby born into a family that would be filled with eleven wonderful brothers and sisters to a very special and beautiful mother whose name was Virginia Jo Broughton. I am married with two wonderful daughters. We have one cat, three dogs and are still grieving over the recent loss of two of our dogs. My family is now starting to branch out on their own, leaving me time to enjoy writing stories and creating poetry. I love life and enjoy having people around me. I worry about the people in my life, but what can I say? I'm just like my mother. My hope is one day soon, my mother's bibliography will be published for the world to read. She had a hard life, but always remained a loving and giving person with a contagious outlook on life. As my mother has said, “Never give up. Keep going on.” I am here to carry out her last mission. She always wanted to tell her story. Not for any form of notoriety, but merely to show people you can pull through anything. Hope is eternal. One day, all of you will meet Virginia and the 12 of us!